Duterte withdraws candidacy for a senate seat

December 14, 2021 - 4:33 PM
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Duterte on Oct 11 Speech
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Palace on November 23, 2021. (Photo from PCOO)

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew his candidacy for a senate seat, the election commission’s spokesperson said.

Duterte’s term will end in June, 2022, and he is banned by the constitution from seeking another term as president. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales Editing by Ed Davies